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The DEC appeal for the dire situation in Haiti has naturally overshadowed the ongoing Oxfam fundraising campaign. No doubt it will still be vital to help Haiti prepare for a future with a more unstable climate, so unless the campaigns are changed or conflated, our Haiti/literary quiz will go ahead as planned at the end of February(exact date to be confirmed). Money from that, combined with donations collected instore, will go to this climate change fund, and not disaster relief.
It’s a brutal irony that it has taken a major catastrophe to root the plight of Haiti in the public consciousness. We hope that a co-ordinated relief effort can soon work to full capacity to help these people rebuild their lives.

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Haiti: an emergency appeal

No doubt most of you will have seen the news that a major earthquake has struck Haiti, just 10 miles from the capital of Port-au-Prince. Oxfam has an appeal currently running for the country (raising funds so that we can help manage the devastating effects of Climate Change there) but there is now an emergency fund open so that we can provide water and sanitation. Haiti is the poorest country in the western world and an event like this is going to be an enormous strain on infrastructure, not to mention the social and psychological trauma that will result from loss of life and home. Any money, anything at all that you can donate will help and you can donate through the Oxfam website or in any Oxfam shop from today.

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